Unlike Disneyland, Ghibli Park does not have giant roller coasters or exciting rides. Instead, this place welcomes visitors to come and immerse themselves in the large-scale character models, which blend harmoniously with the surrounding scenery.
The entire space of the park is divided into 5 zones, each zone will revolve around a specific theme and movie. However, up to now, only 3 out of 5 zones have been completed and opened to the public.
The area closest to the entrance to the park is Seishun no oka (roughly translated as Young Hill Area), built based on the architecture of two famous movies: Howl’s Flying Castle and Whisper of the Heart. .
The second area, Ghibli daisoko (roughly translated as Ghibli Warehouse), is an ideal place for those curious about the behind-the-scenes of animated films. Here, visitors can tour memorabilia related to the movie. In addition, the exhibition hall will also have a small cinema with 170 seats.
Dondoko mori (roughly translated as Dondoko Forest) is the third area, and is inspired by Ghibli’s most famous movie – My Neighbor Totoro, with models of familiar houses, trees and trails belong in the movie.
In the next 3 years, Ghibli Park is expected to complete the final two zones – Mononoke (roughly translated as Mononoke Village) and Majo no tani (roughly translated Valley of the Witches) – dedicated to the movies Princess Mononoke and Kiki’s Delivery Service.
Studio Ghibli is Japan’s leading animation studio, co-founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki. During 35 years of operation, Studio Ghibli has released dozens of blockbuster anime series, causing fever not only in Asia but also attracting a huge number of fans around the world such as: Grave of the Fireflies, Hang Hang. My Neighborhood Is Totoro , Spirited Land ,…
Studio Ghibli . park entrance area
The elevator tower is inspired by the 19th century setting, with many familiar details from the movie Howl and Laputa’s Flying Castle: Castle in the Sky
The orange house in the movie Whisper of the Heart
The area simulates the scene from the movie The Cats’ Return
Ghibli Warehouse Area Gallery
Laputian robot model
Model of the spaceship in the movie Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Children’s play area based on the movie My Neighbor Totoro
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Source: Time Out, My Modern Met